Photo courtesy: Jairo Alzate,

We continuously contemplate our human condition and how we identify ourselves in this changing world. Each of us is evolving at our own pace and this process is heavily influenced by our interaction with other people as well as our closer and further surroundings. Needs are changing rapidly, and this is largely a consequence of a return to an understanding of the nature of the human being: not mind plus flesh, instead body-mind-heart and spirit. Kahu Abraham Kawai’i called Lomi Lomi a ‘physiological psycho-spiritual transformation’. Let us reflect on this.

The body is our cellular memory, which dictates the mechanisms of behaviour, how we perceive ourselves and how we interact with the outside world. Some of these mechanisms are life-supporting, other hinder or are destructive.

The holistic value of body work such as Lomi Lomi is to recognise that a person is a multi-faceted being who is ” composed” of a number of elements. These include the past, the present, the future, the emotions – feelings, thoughts, beliefs, concepts, ideologies, which are largely influenced by personal experiences and traumas, upbringing, cultural environment and society.

Getting to the root of what obstructs our life, the connection and integration of these subtle substances is accomplished through the body, not the mind. And this is a process which I recommend to be carried out only under the guidance of an experienced psychotherapist.

Lomi Lomi however, serves as a potent aid in this integration work. Like a transmuting alchemist – it facilitates this task through touch – in an intimate, safe setting. Therefore, it is with attention and enthusiasm that I observe how body-work techniques of various kinds are increasingly complementing psychological or medical therapies (incl. palliative care), coaching programmes, spiritual quests, pregnancy and the postnatal period.

Anyway, after a long (and redundant) C-pause, Lomi Lomi Berlin sessions are now available on a regular basis, and I always look forward to hearing from you!

Be gentle with yourselves.